Perry Hall Man Has Premonition of $10,000 Powerball Prize

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Powerball with Power PlayThe 46-year-old salesman stopped to buy his weekly Powerball ticket on Friday. After the purchase, he quickly glanced at his numbers and noticed two 11’s on one line. One was one of the five white balls, the other was the Powerball. Later that night, he happened to look at the clock and, lo and behold, it read 11:11 pm. So, perhaps he shouldn’t have been surprised when his Powerball ticket with those 11’s yielded a $10,000 win. “I kept seeing those numbers,” said the father-of-two. “I thought it might mean something.”

The lucky Lottery fan was in good spirits over the weekend. He thought about the poodle which he had recently rescued and how it was getting strong and gaining weight.  He also thought about that Lottery ticket and those 11’s. But, it wasn’t until Monday morning that he finally checked his ticket and discovered that he was $10,000 richer.

“I checked the numbers on mdlottery.com,” said the winner. “I saw the matching numbers and started to shout quietly in my office.” He then called his wife with the good news.  “She told me to stop teasing,” he said. After he was finally able to convince her that he was telling the truth, he told a couple co-workers about his windfall – one of whom very recently had his own $10,000 Lottery scratch-off win.  The happy Perry Hall resident intends to use his winnings to buy a dining room set for his wife and pay bills. The winning ticket was purchased at Fairground Plaza Liquors, located at 41 W. Aylesbury Rd. in Lutherville.

  • Bea

    I’ve been playing various lottery games for quite some time. Recently, as I purchased a ticket, some random guy said I might as well keep my money because right after the close of the game the computer scans all the tickets and picks the combination with the least ‘hits’ as the final numbers drawn. Is there any truth to this?

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      Bea: There is no truth to this. Each drawing is completely random and the odds are identical for every Maryland Lottery drawing. Every Maryland Lottery drawing is conducted in strict adherence to detailed procedures in order to guarantee the integrity of the results. These procedures call for numerous security checks and much testing of equipment and Lottery balls both before and after every single drawing. Security cameras document all that happens in the studio – 24 hours a day. To further guarantee the integrity of our drawings independent auditing firms perform unannounced visits, as do officials from the Lottery’s Security Division.

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